BEAUTIFUL KEFALONIA

ABOUT SKALA

Villa Eros is located in Old Skala, up on the hillside above the resort village of Skala and Skala Beach.

Explore Old Skala and discover the remains of the church, olive press and many old houses, buildings and agricultural terracing that were part of the original village, tragically destroyed in the 1953 earthquake when all the local inhabitants relocated to what is now the beach side resort of Skala.

The village-style resort of Skala is a sun seeker's paradise with lovely beaches and a warm crystal blue sparkling sea. The charming local shops, wide array of restaurants and bars make Skala an approachable, causal place to relax and enjoy the local hospitality.

Stay up late and enjoy the local nightlife or head back to Villa Eros to enjoy a private drink on the patio by the pool. For the adventuresome, the island boasts spectacular beach-lined coastlines, picturesque villages and evergreen forests to be explored. With boat trips available from Skala beach or nearby port of Poros, both Zakinthos and Ithaca are within easy reach, as well.

On the main street in what is now Skala Town, and the surrounding small side-streets leading down to the beach, you will find a wide and varied choice of shops, restaurants, bakeries, sweet shops and local food markets, including a butcher shop, all of which are open until late every day of the week, during the season. Some of the clothing/souvenir shops close during the afternoon periods but others remain open from mid-morning through until late in the evening.

There are also a variety small local markets on the beach road and the Greek supermarket chain Alpha Beta (sounds like Alfa Veetah) has opened up a mini-branch on the Skala beach road which has a wide variety of produce, beverages and a full deli-counter.

Skala is known for its lovely beaches and several of the local hotels and beach bars rent sun-loungers and umbrellas for daily hire, also providing snack lunch and beverages on the beach, should you desire. Also along the seafront, you will find several upscale restaurants, traditional tavernas and bars, all sporting a spectacular sea view, overlooking the Ionian, the Peloponese Penninsula and Zakinthos.

ABOUT KEFALONIA

The island of Kefalonia is the largest of the Ionian Islands, located in western Greece, with an area of 300 square miles and an indigenous population of 45,000 permanent residents.

Kefalonia’s economy is primarily based upon a combination of local agricultural production – mainly olive oil – fishery and tourism, although the island’s notoriety as a tourist destination did not occur until the mid-1990s.

The island is most noted for its beautiful rural landscape, largely green and mountainous, with beautiful beaches. Kefalonia is gaining a reputation for being a warm and welcome place for travelers seeking a relaxed destination to spend their holidays.

The island is a perfect destination for sightseeing – with many museums and historical sites – for beachcombing – with exquisite beaches available around the island – and for chillaxing, as well.

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